Lasagna


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Lasagna

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 2hr 30mins
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

  • 1 box Lasagna noodle
  • 18 oz cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • dash of salt and black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 14.5 oz can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp concentrated tomato paste or 1  6 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 8 oz bag of mozzarella cheese
 
METHOD
  1. Bring a pot of 4 quart water to a boil.  Soak lasagna noodle in hot water for 20 minutes or softened.
  2. Drain and carefully remove the noodle, and lay out on a single layer on a large baking sheet.  Drizzle noodle with olive oil to prevent noodles from sticking.  Cover with wet paper towel and set aside.
  3. Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil.  Add ground beef, and quickly saute beef till meat is cooked.  Drain the beef, removing excess liquid.  Set aside.
  4. Heat a clean pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil.  Add onion and garlic, and saute till onions are translucent.
  5. Add all vegetables, and stir fry for another 1 minute.
  6. Add cooked ground beef, and stir fry till combined.
  7. Add stewed tomato, tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil for 5 minutes, and stir till mixture thickened.
  8. Lower the heat, and let the meat mixture simmer for 1 hour under low heat.
  9. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, then mix in cottage cheese, salt and pepper.  Set aside.
  10. Using 9 x 13 baking dish, spray olive oil over the sides and bottom of the dish.  Spread a little of the meat sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan. Lay half the noodles in the bottom of the baking dish, overlapping by 1/2-inch.
  11. Spread half the egg and cottage cheese mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle half the mozzarella evenly over the cottage cheese mixture. Pour half the meat sauce on top. Repeat layering in same order. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top. Bake in center of oven under 375 F for 30 to 35 minutes until sauce is bubbling around the edges.
  12. Switch to high broil setting, and broil the cheese till golden brown for 5 minutes.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
 
 

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